October 09, 2011
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It has been very spring-like here in Melbourne with sunshine interspersed with showers.
During the week, a colleague asked me to make an engagement card for her. Given there were no specifications as such, I decided on something simple and elegant with a touch of bling. My colour scheme is Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black with the off-white of Shimmer cardstock and the gorgeous black flocked paper from the Mocha Morning DSP. The top embossed panel was sprayed with champagne shimmer mist for extra sparkle, although it doesn't show on the photo.
I made the flower using petals from the new Blossom Petals punch, which have been sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink and shaped with the bone folder and attached to a base. The centre is a rolled rose - you can create one yourself by cutting a spiral and rolling it up, but I have used the MFT rolled rose die because the scalloped petals look more realistic. The sentiment was done on the computer and I have printed it on Shimmer card and then die cut it with an MFT Greetings die. Some butterflies and bling finish it off.
I have decorated the inside very simply with some DSP and a strip of the tiny scallops from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch. Given it is so dimensional, I will make a box for it as well. I hope she likes it.
|Card stock & Papers||Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Shimmer, Mocha Morning DSP, Neutrals Patterns DSP|
|Ink||Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black|
|Accessories||Adhesive rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Quilted ribbon|
|Tools||MFT Greetings, Flourish, Rolled Rose Dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Blossom Petal Punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Shimmer Mist (using Champagne Shimmer paint), Dimensionals, Xyron, Tombow glue, sponge dauber|
Thanks for visiting.
ETA: Here is a photo of the card in the matching box.
So elegant and gorgeous Judy! Your rose is out of this world!
Posted by: Donna Heber | December 14, 2011 at 03:39 AM
This card is simply beautiful!! I love it....and I'm sure the recipients will love it too. :)
Posted by: Alison | October 29, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Wow! This is stunning, and I am sure will be treasured by the recipient. I really love how you created the flower, Judy. I'm a big fan of that flocked paper (onto my second pack now!).
Posted by: Christine Blain | October 19, 2011 at 08:41 PM
Elegant and beautiful, Judy! Love the textured paper, the flower is gorgeous and the butterfly is the perfect red touch to balance! Love it!
Posted by: Wendy J. | October 12, 2011 at 01:34 AM
Judy it is absolutely stunning and I love it, my newly engaged friend will too. Thank you very much.
Posted by: Leanne Hawke | October 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM
What is not to like Judy!! This is a beautiful and elegant Engagement card. I am sure she will be thirlled. LOVE the flower, very clever ♥
Posted by: Paula Dobson | October 09, 2011 at 07:06 PM
So beautiful and Elegant,Judy. I'm sure she will love it! The colours and the design is just perfect. Could you please send some of that spring weather up to Sydney? It seemed to disappear a few weeks ago! :)
Posted by: Sarah | October 09, 2011 at 01:10 PM